Week 10 – Nutella Cookies

I’m on a bit of a roll at the moment with things in the kitchen… and this week’s something new takes place in the kitchen once again 🙂

This time it’s ‘baking’ – a simple, 3-ingredient recipe for cookies… nutella cookies! Heaven in 3 ingredients 🙂

I came across this recipe from a fellow blogger and promised her I’d give them a try one day… so I did. Although, I ended up with a 4-ingredient recipe because I decided to add a little peanut butter to some of mine 🙂

Mix together into a dough:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup nutella
  • 1 egg (whisked)

Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet, on a baking tray, then flatten with a fork. Pop them into the oven (200°C) for about 10 minutes (mine ended up staying in for about 15 because they just seemed very soft) and then finally – DEVOUR them!

Week 9 – Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday is the day in February or March that immediately precedes Ash Wednesday – the first day of Lent.

Now, I’m not religious so I don’t actually celebrate Lent, or Shrove Tuesday…. however, since this day is commonly known as Pancake Day, and I LOVE Pancakes, I thought that I would make some for work this year – but I put a bit of a spin on them and I made muffin pancakes 🙂

Ingredients (this make about 8-10 large muffin-pancakes)

  • 2 cups pancake mix (I cheated and used ready-made, store-bought mix)
  • 2 – 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • mixers

Directions

  • Mix the pancake mix, eggs and milk in a bowl
  • Pour into a muffin tray (I added liners to the tray first)
  • Add in any mixers
    • I used mushrooms, bacon, chocolate bits, blueberries and left some plain
  • Bake in the oven at about 200°C for about 12 minutes (or until you can insert a toothpick and remove it cleanly)
  • ENJOY 🙂

Week 1 – Kickstart to the year

Yup, it’s a new year!

New resolutions, new rules, clean slate.

But, I’m not making any resolutions this year other than to try be better at being me than I was last year – and this will filter into everything I do… my blogging game can be upped a little bit, I definitely want to keep improving in my running, I want to get great at kickboxing. These are all things I have already laid the ground work for in past years, so this year is just focusing on making them better 🙂

And to start off I decided to try out some healthy cooking (and used JPEG & Roomie as my guinea pigs for the first meal 😉 )

I LOVE eggs – if I could eat eggs every day for the rest of my life, I would die a happy person… but sometimes it gets a bit boring to have them scrambled, or boiled or fried. So one day I was looking online for some inspiration on ways to eat eggs – but specifically EASY ways to do this as we all know how lazy I am 😛

I came across soooo many ideas, but for my first one (yes, there will be more of these posts to follow!) I chose to do roast bell peppers / capsicum stuffed with egg.

There were dozens of different recipes online and some of them so complicated and difficult so I ended up just putting my own ingredients and directions together.

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Roast capsicum stuffed with egg

Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Bell peppers / capsicum
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
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Starting to prepare

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Chopping things up

Directions

  1. Set the oven to about 180° C while you clean, halve the peppers and remove the seeds
  2. Place them in tin foil (makes it easier to remove from the tray / catch any spillage of egg) and place onto a baking tray, sprinkle with olive oil, then pop into the oven for about 10 minutes
  3. While the peppers are doing their thing in the oven, saut̩ the mushrooms & onions Рpersonally I added some herb & thai spices, and a touch of garlic
  4. Remove the peppers from the oven and spoon the mushroom & onion mix into them, making sure to leave enough space for the eggs
  5. Crack an egg into each half
  6. Sprinkle some cheese over the top
  7. Pop back in the oven for about 15 minutes – depending on how well done you want your egg
  8. Remove from the oven
  9. ENJOY!
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Frying things up

Now, this is obviously a recipe that you can mix and match the ingredients for days…. I chose these as a simple start, being a first time and all – I didn’t want to risk another failed attempt at cooking for my housemates! o_O

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Final preparation

And the outcome – absolutely delicious! The girls loved them!

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YUM!!!!

I made sure to make extra so that I could bring them to work the next day, and so for lunch I heated them up and added some turkey ham with them. Yum!